We all know what happens when you take two average families and switch the wives. Generally, chaos erupts due to difference in beliefs or parenting styles. “Celebrity Wife Swap” follows the same concept as the original reality show, “Wife Swap,” just with famous wives or famous husbands exchanging loved ones.
Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav and Twister Sister’s Dee Snider are the first participants in ABC’s new show. Music style isn’t the only difference between the two artists. Flavor Flav enjoys going out to the bowling alley every night, while his fiancee Liz goes out gambling or sits in front of the TV crocheting while her mother watches their youngest child. Snider is a very hands-on parent to his three children and supports his youngest daughter’s post-hardcore band. Suzette Snider is also a hands-on parent who relies on her family to help with work around the house.
Both wives quickly find themselves at wit’s end with their “new” families. Suzette is aggravated that Flavor Flav thinks nothing of going out every night with friends or talking on the phone while she is busy keeping the house clean and tending to the children. Liz is in for culture shock as she has to do work around the house, unlike at home. The most dramatic moment comes when Suzette tries to make new house rules in the Flavor Flav house during her week-long visit.
Before signing up for the show, both wives agree to a manual that is presented at their “new home.” The wives must follow these rules before returning home. At the end of the week, both couples get together to discuss their experiences with the other families. Living such different lives, just imagine all the drama viewers can expect!
“Celebrity Wife Swap” premieres on Jan. 10 on ABC at 10 p.m. Will you be tuning in?